Toyota to Suspend Production at Samrong Plant

Toyota is to suspend production at its Thai Auto Works (TAW) plant at the end of the month. The plant in Samrong has been cranking out 60,000 vehicles a year, specifically the Fortuner and Vigo models, the bulk of which were for the export market.

The decision to suspend production was taken late last year, in the midst of an effort by the company to make best use of its global manufacturing resources.

The good news is that the 960 workers at the TAW plant will be retained under the plans. Toyota produces the Vigo and Fortuner models at two of its three other manufacturing plants in Thailand, and the workers will be bound for these facilities.

Source : Reuters